18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Spiegel Grove. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wynwood and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Tavernier (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, push the limits with an extreme tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Miami is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. December in Miami sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit Garden District and Lake Lawn Metairie for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Global Wildlife Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Ponchatoula Country Market (in Ponchatoula), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, walk around Woldenberg Park, take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online holiday planner .

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in December, you will find days in New Orleans are much colder (16°C), and nights are a bit cooler (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Global Wildlife Center, St. Joseph Plantation, Ponchatoula Country Market, Whitney Plantation
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, then take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot, and finally explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Orleans in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River ©
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin, approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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